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49.194 (BF1111)

Rush Marble   

Bactra lancealana
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-May, July-August, in the stem.  Adults: May-July, July-October.

Larval foodplants

Compact Rush an other rush species, Common Club-rush, Common Cottongrass,


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was published in Stephens (1834) with the Rev. William Little recording it at “Loch”, which is believed to be Lochwood Moss nearby to Raehills, Dumfriesshire, where he resided, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Needles Eye near Caulkerbush on 20th July 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Dowalton Marshes SWT on 3rd September 1981 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen also at National Museums Scotland.

355 record(s) from 60 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 2022 2022
49.194 Bactra Lancealana
49.194 Bactra Lancealana
49.194 Bactra Lancealana
49.194 Bactra Lancealana49.194 Bactra Lancealana49.194 Bactra Lancealana

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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